Factors That Affect The Emotions Of Students

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Factors That Affect The Emotions Of Students

Bullies are probably the biggest source of negative emotions. The bullies do it out of a response to the emotion that cases self-hate, and the victims then have emtions of hopelessness and worthlessness because of it. As is most often the case, bullies find fault with themselves first and take it out on someone usually self confident. They do this in order to both make themselves "feel" better, as well as break down the victim's self confidence. Then the negative emotional cycle repeats itself.

"what do my friends think of me?" and "What if they don't approve?" are two exanmples of the mind set a child can have when dealing with friend expectations. This typically happens in adolesent girls as they begin to volley for power. This is especially noticed in the "popular" crowd. As adults we may say that if they think negatively of you, then they are not your friends. As a teenager, parameters of self -worth are based on the opinion of the most "respected" individual. If said "friend" has negative comments or is picky when it comes to approval, then negative and destructive emotions are sure to follow. Self doubt, self hate, and a sense of never being good enough are such examples.


Factors That Affect the Emotions of Students.

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The definition of what constitutes as a family is extremely vague. Regardless of it's make-up, problems within a family can have reprecussions on a child's emotions. Divorce is a great example of this. The child can become distant and blame themselves for the problem.


As an educator, teachers cannot afford the liberty of ignoring the presence of negative emotions in their students. Although some of the causes may be too big to tackle, especially in divorce cases, teachers can be a councelor if nothing else. We have to help students process their emotions and cope with them. If we fail them in this, what kind of role model are we representing? What kind of adult are we unintentionaly creating? The outcome of this attitude is an emotionally stunted individual who will have difficulty interacting with society when older.

Having high expectations on a child can also be costly. It can create a sense of worthlessness if they fail or are not good enough. High anxiety to do well has the potential to not only harm grades, but also instill extremely negative and depressive emotions in the child. Teachers should encourage mistakes, so that a child can learn that they are not perfect and that it is okay. Self confidence and asseptance are a result.



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